Since the invention of the Ploughshare® Mixer, Lödige has steadily developed the mixing technology. For decades the Lödige Ploughshare® Mixer has been synonymous for excellent mixing quality. Lödige now presents the mixer concept for free flowing bulk solids in the form of the patented EASY CLEAN - designed primarily for applications in the building and mineral products industries. This mixer was particularly developed with regard to residue-free discharge, cleaning, mixing quality and mixing time.
- Optimized discharge (residue < 1 ‰)
- Easy and quick cleaning/inspection
- Mixing and discharge times considerably reduced
- High quality mixes
The decisive innovation of the EASY CLEAN is the reduced mixer length combined with the enlarged diameter, meaning the total volume remains the same. The new proportion of the mixing drum ensures many design improvements. The discharge door was maximized and opens over nearly the entire length of the drum. Dead spaces are practically non-existent. The mixer is equipped with a large inspection door ensuring easy cleaning and maintenance.
The maximized discharge door ensures an extremely quick discharge whilst still enabling control of the material flow. The residual material is less than 1‰.
Due to the short design of the machine, the mixing time is reduced considerably as - among others - there is practically no axial transport of the product.
By adding 2 kg colour pigments in 1000 kg limestone flour, the mixing quality was achieved within 30 sec. whereby its standard deviation was below the measuring tolerance of the analysis method (CIELAB colour classification system).
This test has not been run with sand intentionally to prevent any undesirable influence due to rough sand. It shows that the EASY CLEAN mixer is suitable for producing facing plaster within 30 sec.
In practice a smaller and therefore more economical mixer can be used to achieve the same capacity due to the reduced mixing time.
Range of applications
The Lödige EASY CLEAN is mainly used for applications involving dry products. However, the addition of liquids into the mix can also be carried out with ease.
The mixer can be fitted with choppers for promoting the mixing movement, dispersing lumps and achieving granulation processes.
The standard sizes are 450 – 2000 l; the sizes 1450 l and 2000 l (working volume 360 l – 1000 l and respectively 500 l – 1400 l) are mainly used in the building materials industry.
The mixer EASY CLEAN is available in all usual materials.